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President's Report 1 




president's message 




If you ask alumni what they remember most about their time at Lebanon Valley College, you 
will hear a resounding response: "the people," Ties forged within our community are 
sustained throughout lifetimes. Rooted in intellectual discussions, moments of growing 
maturity and celebrations of success, relationships flourish and deepen here. It is a place 
where professors become involved with the lives of their students, and in return, those 
students look to their mentors for support, guidance and influence, even long after their 
college days are over. 

For more than 130 years, Lebanon Valley College has prepared students in mind and spirit for the 
world beyond the campus. Starting with their first days on campus, students are guided by faculty 
and administrators to follow their interests and talents. The Valley is a community where teaching 
and learning come first. 

When students graduate, they take with them more than a diploma. They leave with unique 
experiences that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Professors at the Valley take the time 
to know their students, and they encourage them to be contributors to the society around them. This 
influence motivates graduates to contribute to the outside world rather than to merely consume the 
resources that surround them. 

Some of the awards presented at Commencement recognize these strong bonds between teachers 
and students. Members of the LVC family created these awards to honor such connections. For 
example, the C.F. Joseph Tom Senior Award in Economics was established by Dr. Tom, professor 
emeritus of economics, to honor a major for outstanding scholarship and good campus citizenship. 
Another example is the Andrew Bender Memorial Chemistry Award, which was established in 1952 
by the Chemistry Club to honor the former chair of the department. This award is given to an 
outstanding senior chemistry major. 

The Jean O. Love Award for Outstanding Achievement in Psychology was created to recognize 3 1 
years of service to the students of Lebanon Valley College by Jean O. Love, professor emerita of 
psychology. This award is presented to an outstanding senior psychology major on the basis of 
scholastic average and potential for leadership in the field. Recently, education alumni created an 
award in honor of Dr. June E. Herr '34, H'97, associate professor emerita of education, who served as 
an assistant professor of education from 1959 to 1980. 

This tradition of guidance and influence continues today. In the pages that follow, you will read 
the narratives of mentors and students. I invite you to share in these stories and to remember your 
LVC relationships with fondness. It is through these experiences that our students learn more than to 
excel in academics; they realize their potential to contribute to the world. 

During the 2001-2002 academic year, the College was awarded reaccredidation by the Commission 
on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. This reaccredidation 
process marked the conclusion of a year-long self-study led by faculty and administrators, focusing on 



Lebanon Valley College 





G. David Pollick 
President 

Tor more than 130 
years, Lebanon Valley 
College has prepared 
students in mind and 

spirit for the world 
beyond the campus." 



President's Report 




president's message 




"LVC aspires to 

pursue its mission 

within a community 

in which caring and 

concern for others 

is a core value." 



the issue of managing growth. The reaccredidation, which occurs every 10 years, was an unqualified 
success because it came without any reservations — a rare occurrence for any college. 

Despite concerns brought on in the wake of September 11, study-abroad programs continued to 
thrive. Dr. John Kearney, professor of English, spent the fall semester guiding 10 students in our 
London program. Dr. Eric Bain-Selbo, chair and assistant professor of religion and philosophy, 
traveled with 21 students to our program in Hamilton, New Zealand. An additional 39 students 
took advantage of opportunities to study in Salamanca, Spain; Maastricht, Netherlands; Cologne, 
Germany; or Perugia, Italy, as well as other destinations beyond the Annville campus. 

The 2001—2002 fiscal year witnessed the public announcement of Great Expectations; A 
Campaign for Lebanon Valley College, the largest fund-raising effort in the history of our 
institution. This campaign is a multi-year effort to secure $50 million in philanthropic gifts to 
advance the College's mission and vision. Launched in May with more than $32 million of the $50 
million goal in hand, the campaign received support from 97 percent of our faculty and staff and 
100 percent of the Board of Trustees. 

Additional financial support, including several large gifts, came from many others in the College 
family. Through the assistance of good friends Anne B. Sweigart and Garth Sprecher, the Brossman 
Foundation will be sponsoring the new digital communications laboratory during the upcoming 
revitalization of Lynch Memorial Hall. The College also received gifts from The Prudential 
Foundation in honor of Kiyofumi Sakaguchi '67, the Dellinger family in honor of the families led by 
Dr. Woodrow Dellinger '33 and Curvin Dellinger '38, and the late Dr. Elizabeth Geffen, professor 
emerita of history, as well as more than $226,418 from alumni, parents and other friends through the 
annual phonathon. This continued support is greatly appreciated by our students. 

In the College's mission statement we read, "Lebanon Valley College aspires to pursue its 
mission within a community in which caring and concern for others is a core value." In my seventh 
year at Lebanon Valley College, I have no doubt that this promise is fulfilled. I hear its testimony 
each time a member of the Valley family speaks to me of their favorite professor, or how their 
experience would not have been possible without the support and guidance of College 
administrators. I see this mission come to life each time members of the Valley come together to 
help each other in moments of need. I witness these words as students reach beyond their home at 
LVC to aid and preserve the community around them. I see them looking for guidance and moving 
beyond the influence they receive during their brief time here. I witness their growth and I cannot 
wait to see what comes next. 




G. David Pollick 

President, Lebanon Valley College 



Lebanon Valley College 





President's Report 



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Dr. G. David Pollick, LVC 
president (far left), prepares to 
break ground for the new 
1,550-seat gymnasium being 
built on the College's North 
Campus. He is joined by (I. to 
r.) Dr. Thomas C. Reinhart 
'58, H'97, Great Expectations 
campaign chair, Kathleen 
Tierney, athletic director; and 
Dr. Ross W. Fasick '55, chair 
of the Board of Trustees. 



Campaign Launched 

In May, Dr. Thomas C. Reinhart 
'58, H'97 announced the largest 
fund-raising effort in Lebanon 
Valley College history at a gala 
dinner-dance on campus. Thanks 
to thousands of hours logged by 
many volunteers and financial 
support from friends, the Great 
Expectations campaign, chaired by 
Dr. Reinhart, was launched with 
over $32 million of the $50 
million goal in hand. Ninety- 
seven percent of the LVC faculty 
and staff contributed, as well as 
the entire Board of Trustees, 
reflecting not only an extremely 
high level of participation for a 
College campaign, but also an 



extremely strong belief in the 
future of the College. 

The campus is already 
changing due to the initial success 
of Great Expectations. Ground was 
broken for a new gymnasium in 
February, and when it is finished 
next fall, the new arena will 
accommodate a 36 percent increase 
over the current seating capacity 
in Lynch Gymnasium. The 
relocation of the gym will result in 
the consolidation of all athletic 
facilities on the North Campus. 
Renovations to Lynch Memorial 
Hall are expected to follow this 
spring, as Lynch Gymnasium is 
converted to a multi-story atrium 
with academic and social areas. 




Dellinger Residence 

Hall was named in 

honor of over a dozen 

members of the 

extended Dellinger 

family, who have 

supported the College 

as students, trustees, 

alumni leaders and 

friends for over 

a century. 



Due to a generous gift from 
The Prudential Foundation, the 
new math library in Lynch will be 
named in memory of Kiyofumi 
Sakaguchi '61, and a scholarship 
will be established with 
preference given to students from 
Japan. New classrooms, a lecture 
hall and new faculty offices are 
also part of the Lynch redesign. 
Plans also call for a complete 
revitalization of the Garber 
Science Center. Garber will 
feature an atrium, interior gardens 
and huge windows, opening up 
the sciences to the outdoors, and 
allowing passersby to see the new 
state-of-the-art facilities inside. 



A student walks by the flowering 
dogwood trees in front of the 
Vernon and Doris Bishop Library. 



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A group of students gather after a 
physical therapy class in Garber 
Science Center. The students are 
(front: I. to r.): Kate Koep D'06, 
Casey Burall D'07, Pam Brockwell 
D'07 and Chris Whitcomb '05; 
(back: I, to r.) Jonathan Rill D'07, 
Josh Anderson D'07, Ben Teyssier 
D'07 and Cheryl Uaurer D'07. 



Generous Gifts 

In the fall, Sheridan Avenue was 
upgraded to a boulevard accented 
by gardens. The following spring, 
the cherry blossoms bloomed, 
creating an inspiring environment 
for learning. Work continued on 
the new residential quad at the east 
end of campus. The completed 
quad includes Marquette Hall, 
Dellinger Hall, a new student 
activities building and a central 
plaza with a fountain. Dellinger 
Residence Hall was named in honor 
of over a dozen members of the 
extended Dellinger family, who 
have supported the College as 
students, trustees, alumni leaders 
and friends for over a century. The 
Dellingers contributed a significant 
gift to the Great Expectations 
campaign. Dr. Rex Herbert 72 was 
on hand during Alumni Weekend 
for the dedication of the College's 
soccer stadium, Herbert Field, 
named in honor of his late parents. 
The field has won several top 
national awards. 



Community Partners 

In the late spring, the new 
streetscape project on Main Street 
in Annville began after 10 years of 
planning. New water and sewer 
lines are being laid, electrical wires 
are being relocated to the backs of 
buildings, and brick-lined 
sidewalks are being installed along 
with attractive streetlights, trees 
and plantings. The project 
includes repaving the road and 
widening the main intersection to 
make the road safer for drivers and 
pedestrians. LVC has pledged a 
quarter of a million dollars toward 
the project, and made the first 
installment of $50,000 at the 
College's opening breakfast in late 
August 2001. At the same time, 
LVC donated $8,000 to Annville- 
Cleona schools and $8,150 to 
Annville Township commissioners 
to use at their discretion. 



Just Rewards 

The College experienced another 
year of record growth with 420 
freshman students enrolling in 
September, bringing the total full- 
time enrollment to 1 540 students. 
U.S. News & World Report in its 
"America's Best Colleges" issue 
once again recognized Lebanon 
Valley as one of the finest colleges 
of its kind in the country. LVC 
ranked 22nd in its group of 167 
colleges and universities in the 
north, and was also designated the 
#5 "Best Value" in its category. 

Student Ambassadors 

In March, students participated in 
the College's inaugural Relay for 
Life marathon, raising over 
$19,000 to fight breast cancer. 
The relay was part of the College's 
Wellness Days, which are 
dedicated to promoting health 
issues through lectures and games. 



Plans also call for a 

complete revitalization 

of the Garber Science 

Center. Garber will 

feature an atrium, 

interior gardens and 

huge windows, opening 

up the sciences to the 

outdoors, and allowing 

passersby to see the 

new state-of-the-art 

facilities inside. 



President's Report 



year m review 



Dutchmen Day 2002 

Fun began in earnest with the 
first-ever Dutchmen Day at the 
Valley. Students awoke on an 
unusually warm April day to find 
classes suspended and replaced 
with activities, such as rope pulls 
and egg tosses. Sponsored by 
Student Government, this bonus 
day saw faculty and administrators 
joining the students in everything 
from Twister to Softball, 
basketball and flag football. A 
community service clean-up 
project at Quittee Creek Park was 
part of the day's activities. 




Elizabeth Jones '02 and 
Dan Komorowski '03 
have a friendly boxing 
match during the College's 
first Dutchmen Day. 



Distinguished Visitors 

The College's annual colloquium 
highlighted the 1960s, allowing 
the students to consider major 
political events of the time, such as 
the Vietnam War and the battle for 
civil rights, as well as the social and 
artistic scene. Bobby Seale came to 
campus to discuss the connection 
between this turbulent decade and 
the future. Seale, founder of the 
Black Panther Party for Self 
Defense, is now a community 




liaison at Temple University. 

Seale was the first in a line of 
distinguished guests to visit the 
Valley last year. That list included 
Todd Gitlin, author of The Sixties: 
Years of Hope, Days of Rage; poet 
Stephen Dunn, a 2001 Pulitzer- 
Prize winner and author of 1 1 
collections of poetry, who gave a 
reading in March; Woodrow 
Wilson Visiting Fellow Marjorie 
Margolies-Mezvinsky, who visited 
campus for a week in February and 
discussed the empowerment of 
women; and Dr. David M. Joyner, 
an orthopedic surgeon who spoke 
on idealism and the role of 
athletics in education when he was 
honored as the 2002 Founders Day 
Award winner in the spring. 

Honoring Our Own 

Dr. Barney Raffield HI, professor 
of business administration, was 
invited to deliver the Springer 
Lecture in International Business 
Management. He drew on his 
experiences as a Fulbright Scholar 
in the Ukraine to discuss its 
painful journey from communism 
to capitalism. 

Business students in Phi Beta 
Lambda dominated the State 
Leadership Conference in 
Harrisburg. All LVC members 



The College's annual 
colloquium highlighted 
the 1960s, allowing the 

students to consider 
major political events of 

the time, such as the 

Vietnam War and the 
battle for civil rights, as 

well as the social and 
artistic scene. 



who attended the conference 
placed in the state's top three 
positions in their respective 
events, with six first-place finishes 
and one third-place finish. 

Dr. Stephen Williams, 
professor of biology, presented a 
keynote speech at an international 
conference in Japan on carnivorous 
plants. Williams is one of the 
world's leading experts on the 
movements of animal-eating 
plants. 

The LVC Symphony Orchestra, 
under the direction of Dr. Johannes 
Dietrich, associate professor of 
music, made its first tour of 
Europe, performing in Austria and 



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Italy. Their program included a 
piece composed by 17-year-old 
Gregory Strohman, son of Tom 
Strohman '75, associate professor 
of music. 

The History Department 
received a generous gift from Dr. 
Elizabeth Geffen, former chair and 
professor emerita, who passed away 
in September 2002. She 
established a trust to enhance an 
existing scholarship in her name. 

At the College's largest 
Commencement ever, over 400 
students heard Dr. Allan Wolfe, 
chair and professor of biology, 
deliver the Commencement 
address, an honor bestowed on him 



Left: Michelle Bogish '03 masters 
the hula hoop while her friends 
(I. to r.) Dianna Gephart '03, 
Dave Ingalls '03, Katie deProphetis 
'04, Erin McGeorge '03 and Matt 
Bubnis look on. 



Right: The Suzanne H. Arnold Art 
Gallery hosted a wide range oj 
exhibitions, including From Pop to 
"Op": American Art in the 1960s. 



as the recipient of the 2001 
Thomas Rhys Vickroy 
Distinguished Teaching Award. 
The 2002 Vickroy Award went to 
Marie Bongiovanni, chair and 
associate professor of English, 
while Gene Veno, adjunct 
instructor in business 
administration, was honored with 
the Nevelyn J. Knisley Award for 
Inspirational Teaching. Morton 
Spector P'79, trustee emeritus, 
received an honorary degree. The 
highest student honor, the 
Howard Anthony Neidig Award, 
went to Meredith McGinley '02, a 
summa cum laude graduate in 
psychology. Senior class members 
reflected the gratitude they felt 
toward the College when 97 
percent of them fulfilled their 
pledge for the class gift, the 
highest participation rate of any 
class in the history of the College. 




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Cultural Connection 

The Suzanne H. Arnold Art 
Gallery offered a wide range of 
exhibitions throughout the year, 
beginning with 16th-century 
prints from Albrecht Diirer and 
then leaping forward to an 
exhibition keyed to the College's 
1960s colloquium: From Pop to 
"Op": American Art in the 1960s. 
Next on display were American 
watercolors from the CIGNA 
Museum and Art Collection, 
featuring Winslow Homer and 
Lancaster artist Charles Demuth 
among many others. The next 
exhibition, featuring Rembrandt 
etchings, was organized by 



Dr. G. David Pollick presents the 
President's Award to members of 
the College's chapter of Best 
Buddies as part of Founders Day 
ceremonies. They are (I. to r.) 
Chapter President Jennifer Peirson 
'03, Megan Weibley '03, Maria 
Perozzi '04 and Stacy Shirk '04. 



Lebanon Valley College and slated 
to travel to art galleries at Ursinus, 
Muhlenberg and Franklin & 
Marshall Colleges in the coming 
academic year. The final 
exhibition was based on the works 
of another Lancaster artist with the 
eponymous title Mark Workman: 
Fields of Vision. Workman is 
considered one of the most 
insightful interpreters of Lancaster 
County landscapes. His exhibition 
came to the Arnold Gallery after 
opening first in New York City. 



Senior class members 

reflected the gratitude 

they felt toward the 

College when 97 percent 

of them fulfilled their 

pledge for the class gift, 

the highest participation 

rate of any class in the 

history of the College. 



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Together, Dr. Allan and Julie Wolfe have reached out to decades 
of LVC students. He has helped shape the minds and direct the 
professional lives of young men and women who have gone on to 
become doctors, teachers and scientists. She has worked to soothe 
the physical pains and emotional stresses that often surround the 
academic life of students. 

For Dr. Wolfe, chair and professor of biology, the decision to join LVC was 
a simple one. In 19<$8, after finishing his doctoral degree at the University of 
Vermont, he sat down for an interview with Dr. Francis Wilson, chair of 
biology. The meeting went so well that Wolfe accepted the position 
immediately, canceling an interview he had scheduled with Mount St. Mary's 
College the following day. 

For the past 35 years, Dr. Wolfe has had a simple but effective method for 
achieving success. "The best thing I can offer the students is an example," he 
said. "Set a high work standard. Come early and stay late; work hard, but still 
have lots of fun, and like what you are doing." One of the most rewarding 
experiences for Wolfe has been independent study, the opportunity to work 
with students as colleagues. "Teaching is a lot like parenting," explained the 
father of four. "You have to work with the students and convince them they 
can do things they thought they couldn't. You have to encourage them to earn 
independence and to not be afraid of failure." 

Parenting skills have also come into play for Julie Wolfe, director of the 
Shroyer Health Center and head nurse, whose "mom" hat has received a lot of 
use since she joined the College in 1975. Whether she is making a follow-up 
call, sending an e-mail to someone who is sick, or tracking down information 
about an illness in order to better educate a student, the one-on-one contact is 
vital. "Feedback from students and parents is my greatest satisfaction," she said 
when asked about how she measures her own success. "I talk to parents at the 
beginning of the year and tell them I'll treat their kids the way I'd want to see 
my own children treated." 

The Couple has many positive things to say about the quality of students at 
LVC. "We have really nice students," Julie said. "Some people think you have 
to question and rebel to have an exciting campus, but the students here have 
proven that's just not true." 



Dr. Allan 
& Julie Wolfe 

"Set a high work 

standard. Come early 

and stay late; work 

hard, but still have 

lots of fun, and like 

what you are doing." 

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Dr. Bryan Hearsey knows that learning does not stop at the 
classroom door. "The best learning happens when students 
come and talk about their individual problems," said the 
professor of mathematical sciences and coordinator of the 
Actuarial Science Program. "I have had the opportunity to 
work with many good students." 

Lisa Pfautz '00, a nontraditional student who now works as an actuarial 
administrator for Markley Actuarial Services, Inc., said, "Dr. Hearsey was 
always available for me. His office door was always open." 

"He was always involved with the students, even outside of class," 
remembered Thomas Zimmerman '83, a consulting actuary with Conrad 
Siegel, Inc., in Harrisburg. He interacted with Hearsey at many Math Club 
picnics and parties. 

This outside activity continues even now for the Washington State 
University doctoral graduate. Hearsey, who has taught at LVC since 1971, is 
an Associate of the Society of Actuaries (SO A) and serves on their Joint 
Committee on Academic Relations and as the SOA liaison to the Mathematical 
Association of America. 

"He inspired actuarial majors by continually pumping up the profession and 
keeping us energized that way through the four years," added Zimmerman. 

Hearsey did much of his own learning outside the classroom as well. 
Although well trained in mathematics, he had never taken an actuarial class, so 
when he took over the actuarial program in the late 1970s, he taught himself 
the material as he taught his first few classes. While teaching those classes, 
Hearsey also began to take the required actuarial exams, helping him 
understand what his students had to go through. 

"I felt closer to those students," said Hearsey. "I was very sympathetic." 

"He really stressed passing the actuarial exams," noted Zimmerman, "and 
that is what employers are looking for." 

"He was very good about sharing realistically what it takes to learn 
something," agreed Pfautz who also took advantage of the actuarial exam study 
sessions Hearsey offered outside of regular classes. "In a way, he was my friend, 
pulling for me in the challenges I faced," said Pfautz, who has kept in touch 
with her former professor, as has Zimmerman. "He was definitely a mentor for 
me. He still is." 




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influence 





r. Jeanne Hey sees parallels between economics and college 
itself. The influence of each is not limited to classroom lessons, 
but can be found in the everyday experiences of living. 
"Economics," said Hey, "is about making choices at every level 
— choices that the government makes, professors make, 
students make, the school makes ..." 

Similarly, college is not just a place for students to master a subject. 

"I see college as four years where students get to grow up in a somewhat 
protected atmosphere, a place where they can make mistakes and not suffer 
dire consequences," said Hey, a professor of economics at LVC since 1989 who 
received her master of business administration and doctoral degrees from 
Lehigh University. 

"To make sense of economic events, you have to be able to personalize a 
little bit or at least bring it down to the level of behavior . . . because it is a 
very abstract subject," she explained. 

"It is everywhere; you use it every day without even knowing it," said Lucas 
Yezik '02, who majored in economics and Spanish. ""Dt. Hey liked to tie in a 
lot of things and mention real-life situations." 

Hey, a specialist in economic theory and environmental and health 
economics, challenges her proteges with discussions ranging from how car sales 
are affected by the Federal Reserve lowering interest rates to the economic 
fallout from the September 1 1 attacks. 

"Distribution of wealth, unfair taxes — I don't mind taking a stand on 
those issues, because I want them to care about it. I want them to be appalled 
at certain things," Hey said. 

"She really enjoys communicating with students in the classroom. She 
always has a smile on her face," Yezik noted. "If I saw something in The Wall 
Street Journal and just wanted to talk about it, she would always stop what she 
was doing and sit down and chat." 

"The mother in me comes out," said Hey, who raised six children and is 
now helping others with decisions that influence their lives. 

"You come to the Valley; you leave a slightly different person," she added. 
"What is the 'you* that is going to go forth into the world?" 



Dr. Jeanne it ey 
& Lucas Yezik '02 

"Dr. Hey liked to tie 

in a lot of things and 

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Louise Hackman 

Hess 78 

"He was always a 

positive and 

encouraging force." 

— Hess 




For Dr. Ross W. Fasick '55, Dr. H. Anthony Neidig '43, professor 
emeritus of chemistry, was a mentor, father figure and the "cool" 
young scientist who proved that athletes had a place in the 
laboratory. "I was interested in chemistry since third or fourth 
grade, but I was also an athlete," Fasick explained. "Scientists were 
conveyed as geeks, but Tony was at the other end of the spectrum. He was a 
cool guy. He changed my whole attitude about being a scientist." After 
earning a degree in chemistry from LVC, Fasick earned a doctorate at the 
University of Delaware, Neidig's alma mater. He then went on to a long and 
successful career at DuPont before retiring in 1993. He continues to be active 
in College life, serving as chair of the Board of Trustees. 

Fasick still has vivid memories of the former professor, who is now a close 
friend. "He knew something about everything. You had the impression right 
off the bat that this was a guy who cared about how well you did." 

Neidig also made a lasting impression on Louise Hackman Hess 78, whose 
career path and personal life both took an unexpected turn thanks to the 
teacher's guidance. After being accepted and planning to begin graduate work 
at the University of Maryland, Hess had a change of heart and decided to take 
some time off from her studies. When she turned to Neidig for direction, he 
recommended she call Earl Hess, founder of Lancaster Laboratories, who was 
looking for recent chemistry graduates to work for his company. What began 
as a transitional job turned into almost 20 years of full-time work — including 
12 years as director of quality assurance. The professional turn came with no 
regrets, especially since it led her to meet Hess' son, Kenneth, to whom she has 
been married for more than 20 years. 

"Dr. Neidig took a personal interest in his students," Hess said, recalling 
how he would invite her over to his house for supper or write a personal note 
expressing appreciation for work well done. "It meant a lot to have my efforts 
acknowledged by Dr. Neidig with his busy schedule, but that is just how he 
was. He was always a positive and encouraging force." 

Neidig, in turn, spoke highly of his former students. "They were excellent 
to work with — very quick, very conscientious and able both in the classroom 
and laboratory. You don't often find students who excel in both," he said. 
Although the professor retired from the College in 1985, he is still reaping the 
rewards of his 37-year tenure. "The best part now is to be able to sit down and 
chat with Valley science grads. It's just tremendous to learn of their 
achievements and activities since leaving the Valley." 




President's Report 17 




lives 





early 30 years ago, Rosemary Yuhas arrived at Lebanon Valley 
College to coach in the athletic department. During her tenure 
at the Valley, she has touched the lives of thousands of 
students. Today as dean of student services, Yuhas continues 
to play an active role in the development of the students 
personally and as members of the LVC community. Her tireless work on behalf 
of the students has left a positive imprint on many of the individuals she has 
known. 

Beginning in 1973, Dean Yuhas served as a coach in the women's athletic 
program. She coached basketball and later lacrosse. Dr. George "Rinso" 
Marquette '48 took Yuhas under his wing and served as a mentor, both 
professionally and personally. Calling Dr. Marquette a "tremendous influence," 
Yuhas credited him with instilling in her "the Lebanon Valley ethos." In 1991, 
she became dean of student services. In this capacity, she oversees health 
services, counseling services, student activities, the campus judicial system and 
residential life. 

Yuhas fondly remembered students who have gone on to careers in law, 
accounting, social work and even, she reported proudly, student services. She 
recounted the many changes that have occurred at Lebanon Valley — calling 
her experiences challenging and fulfilling. "I am proud of the way students 
interacting in a judicial situation can turn their mistakes into positive learning 
experiences." 

Her strengths are getting to know each student, continuing to play an 
active role in selecting resident assistants (R.A.s), then taking the time to meet 
with each one to discuss planning, problem solving and decision making. 

Celica Bicocchi D'06, a head R.A. from Hatfield, marvels at Dean Yuhas' 
ability to stay on top of things. "She gets to know all her students and, if a 
problem comes up, she calls us about it and will check back to see if 
everything is all right." 

One of the dean's enduring gifts to her students are life lessons that will 
extend far beyond LVC. Bicocchi explained, "She has taught us how to balance 
our responsibilities with other things in life. I have learned how to be a 
student, as well as an authority figure. We are always learning about 
ourselves." 



Rosemary Yuhas 
deft) & Celica 
Bicocchi D'06 

"She has taught us how 

to balance our 

responsibilities with 

other things in life ..." 

— Bkocchx 



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economics 



Dr. C. E Joseph 

Tom (center) 
George King '68 

<S*Jarka 
Slesingerova '99 

"If accounting is the 
language of business, 

economics is the 

essence. Dr. Tom gave 

me that understanding/ 

-— KtHg 




As a child in China, Dr. C.F. Joseph Tom, professor emeritus of 
economics, dreamed of being an engineer. In feet, his parents 
sent him to the United States in 1939 to pursue that dream. 
But time spent in San Francisco and the excitement of trade in 
that city sparked his interest in economics, setting him on a 
path that ultimately led to the classrooms of Lebanon Valley College. 

"Economics is about allocating resources . . . but it is a very practical way of 
thinking," Dr. Tom said. "I tried to make it basic so that students could see that 
it's applicable to everybody in any situation. I wanted them to ask themselves, 
'How am I going to make my decision?' I encouraged them to think." 

One individual directly influenced by Dr. Tom was George King '68, to 
whom Dr. Tom refers as "one of my best students." Until his first day in Dr. 
Tom's economic geography class. King thought he would be an English major. 
But, as good fortune would have it, Dr. Tom began by asking his students to 
draw from memory a map of the world. That simple act — challenging his 
students to think about the world around them — is one of the defining 
moments King credits with revealing his true calling. 

"What Dr. Tom taught was to evaluate things in a very rational way, to 
whittle things down to their basic elements," King explained. "If accounting is 
the language of business, economics is the essence. Dr. Tom gave me that 
understanding," 

King is chief financial officer of Energy Intelligence Group, an international 
publisher of petroleum trade journals, as well as president of RWS Energy 
Services, which specializes in energy industry investments. He travels 
extensively and has lived overseas, noting that it was Dr. Tom's classes that 
piqued his interest in the rest of the world. "I would be completely bored in a 
company that only did business in this country." 

The international culture of Energy Intelligence Group also became a 
professional home for Jarka Slesingerova '99, who joined King at the firm in 
1999. Slesingerova had always planned to attend the University of Prague in 
her native Czech Republic. When that did not happen, a fortuitous friendship 
with a fellow LVC graduate working with her at Project HOPE enabled her to 
come to the U.S. and finish her education. Although there were initially no job 
openings when she contacted King, Slesingerova was persistent. "I liked her, 
and I liked her work ethic," King elaborated. "I know when I am hiring 
someone from LVC, we are speaking the same language." 

Slesingerova agreed that her experience at Lebanon Valley has influenced 
her greatly. "I like the networking," she stated. "You can actually get in touch 
with people who have been through the same things as you." 




President's Repprt 21 



Consolidated Report of Gifts and Grants to Lebanon Valley College 



2001-2002 


CURRENT OPERATIONS 


ENDOWMENT 


CAPITAL 


CUMULATIVE TOTAL 

Donors Dollars 
1 i 


INDIVIDUALS 










Trustees * 


[$123,770 


$143,800 


$977,389 


41 $1,244,959]* 


Alumni 


$667,784 


$646,459 


$986,265 


3,525 $2,300,508 


Friends 


$125,736 


$176,536 


$293,310 


778 $595,582 


Parents 


$78,549 


$7,929 


$8,725 


1024 $95,203 


CORPORATIONS 










Outright Gifts 


$35,003 


$40,600 


$246,000 


111 $321,603 


Matching Gifts 


$70,472 


$31,689 


$50 


110 $102,211 


FOUNDATIONS 


$249,253 


$32,000 


$50,000 


16 $331,253 


CHURCH 


$15,743 


$50 




2 $15,793 


OTHER 


$29,288 


$3,860 


$5,625 


22 $38,773 


PRIVATE GIFTS TOTAL 


$1,271,828 


$939,125 


$1,589,973 


5*388 $3,800,926 







CURRENT OPERATIONS 


ENDOWMENT 


CAPITAL 


CUMULATIVE TOTAL 

Donors Dollars 
! 1 


2000-2001 








INDIVIDUALS 










Trustees * 


[ $125,672 


$818,269 


$441,810 


39 $1,385,751]* 


Alumni 


$713,547 


$1,586,451 


$807,825 


3,270 $3,107,823 


Friends 


$156,192 


$92,649 


$36,629 


750 $285,470 


Parents 


$71,170 


$56,650 


$5,000 


971 $132,820 


CORPORATIONS 










Outright Gifts 


$21,299 


$37,410 


$245,000 


106 $303,709 


Matching Gifts 


$81,969 


$38,287 


$7,250 


105 $127,506 


FOUNDATIONS 


$174,183 


$103,000 


$50,000 


23 $327,183 


CHURCH 


$16,342 






1 $16,342 


OTHER 


$19,098 


$3,060 




20 $22,158 


PRIVATE GIFTS TOTAL 


$1,253,800 


$1,917,507 


$1^51,704 


5,24$ $4^0^011 



•Categories overlap; trustees are included in alumni, friends and parents. 



22 Lebanon Valley College 



Statement of Activities 

For year ended June 30 



REVENUES AND OTHER ADDITIONS 





2002 


2001 


EDUCATIONAL AND GENERAL: 


Tuition and fees 


(net of institutional financial aid) 


$19,764,301 


$17,636,525 


Gowernrrteiu grants 


1,925,503 


1,712,021 


Gifts and private grants 


5,642,387 


8,569,427 


Endowment/investment income 


803,361 


1,208,943 


ffimiASY ENTERPRISES 


8,529,990 


7,885,709 


BPPST0NIX)ANS 


9,343 


9,387 


GAINS ON INVESTMENTS, NET 


(2,193,366) 


(1,761,469) 




TOTAL REVENUE AND OTHER ADDITIONS 


$34,481,519 


$35,260,543 



23% AUXILIARY 
ENTERPRISES 



ENDOWMENT/ 
INVESTMENT - 
INCOME 



15% GIFTS AND 
PRIVATE GRANTS 




55% TUITION AND 
FEES (net of 
institutional 
financial aid) 



5% GOVERNMENT GRANTS 



EXPENDITURES AND OTHER DEDUCTIONS 



Figures comply with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) Nos. 1 16, 1 17 and 124. 
Source: 2001-02 audited financial statements, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP 





2002 


2001 


EDUCATIONAL AND GENERAL: 


Instruction 


$12,305,197 


$11,455,662 


Academic Support 


1,912,341 


1,707,646 


Student Services 


2,746,493 


2,570,765 


Public Services 


408,294 


358,787 


Operation and Maintenance of Plant 


2,737,995 


2,504,243 


General Institution 


5,093,593 


4,504,008 


Student Aid (government) 


677,934 


537,855 


AUXILIARY ENTERPRISES 


5,594,876 


5,064,900 


TOTAL EXPENDITURES AND 


OTHER DEDUCTIONS 


$31,476,723 


$28,703,866 


CHANGE IN NET ASSETS 


3,004,796 


6,556,677 


NET ASSETS BEGINNING OF YEAR 


$62,488,757 


$55,932,080 


NET ASSETS END OF YEAR 


$65,493,553 


$62,488,757 



18% AUXILIARY ENTERPRISES 



2% 

STUDENT AID 
(government) 



16% GENERAL 
INSTITUTION 



9% OPERATION AND 
MAINTENANCE OF PLANT 




39% INSTRUCTION 



/ 



1% PUBLIC SERVICES 



6% ACADEMIC SUPPORT 



\ 
9% STUDENT SERVICES 



President's Report 23 




John A. Synodinos 

September 6, 1934 - Dn ember 26, 2002 



"Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey. 

Without her you would not have set out 

She has nothing left to give you now." 



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24 Lebanon Valley College 



Board of Trustees 2001-2002 



Board Officers 

Dr. Ross W. Fasick '55 
Dr. E.H. Arnold 
Katherine J. Bishop 
Harry B. Yost '62 
Karin Right-Nolan 
Deborah R. Fullam '81 
Darwin G. Glick '58 



Chair 
Vice Chair 
Vice Chair 
Secretary 

Assistant Secretary 
Treasurer 

Assistant Treasurer 



2001-2002 BOARD 

Kristen R. Angstadt 74, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. 
Supervisor of Pupil Services, Capital Area 
Intermediate Unit #15 (2004) 

E.H. Arnold, B.A., L.H.D. 
Chairman, Arnold Logistics (2002) 

RyanJ. Arnold '03 

Student, Lebanon Valley College (2003) 

Katherine J. Bishop, B.A., M.S. 

President, Lebanon Seaboard Corporation (2003) 

Rev. Alfred T. Day III, B.A., M.Div. 

Senior Pastor First United Methodist Church (2004) 

Michael A. Day, B.S., M.A., M.S., Ph.D. 

Professor of Physics, Lebanon Valley College (2004) 

Wesley T. Dellinger 75, CRS, GRI, CSP, B.S. 
Realtor, Brownstone Real Estate (2003) 

Sheila E. Dow-Ford, B.A., J.D. 
Senior Vice President, Chief Counsel of the 
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency 
(PHEAA) (2002) 

Ronald J. Drnevich, B.S. 

President, Gannett Fleming, Inc. (2002) 

Scott H. Eggert, B.F.A., M.A., D.M.A. 

Professor of Music, Lebanon Valley College (2002) 

Ross W. Fasick '55, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. 
Retired Senior Vice President, E.I. DuPont de 
Nemours and Co. (2004) 

Darwin G. Glick '58, B.S. 

Retired President, Glick, Stanilla and Siegel, C.P.A. 

(2002) 

A.L. "Jim" Hanford III, B.A. 

President, Ladd Hanford Motors, Inc. (2003) 

Wendie DiMatteo Holsinger, B.A., M.Ed. 

Chief Executive Officer, A.S.K. Foods, Inc. (2002) 

John F. Jurasits P'03, B.S. 

Retired Vice President, Solution Technologies, Inc. 

(2003) 

F. Obai Kabia 73, B.S., M.P.A. 

Political Affairs Officer, United Nations (2004) 

William Lehr Jr., B.B.A., J.D. 

Retired Senior Vice President and Secretary, Hershey 

Foods Corporation (2002) 

Richard C. Miller, B.S., M.S., D.P.E. 

Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs, Benedict 

College (2004) 

James A. Mitchell Jr. '58, B.S., M.B.A. 

Retired Corporate Insurance Manager, E.I. DuPont de 

Nemours and Co. (2004) 

G. David Pollick, B.A., M.A., Ph.L., Ph.D. 
President, Lebanon Valley College 



George M. Reider Jr. '63, B.S. 

Retired Insurance Executive and Former Insurance 

Commissioner, State of Connecticut (2004) 

Thomas C. Reinhart '58, B.S., L.H.D. 
Owner/President, T.C.R. Packaging, Inc. (2002) 

Richard T. Reynolds, B.S. 

President, Reynolds Construction Management, Inc. 

(2002) 

Bruce R. Rismiller '59, B.A., M.S. 

Retired Executive Vice President, Northwest Airlines 

(2004) 

Stephen H. Roberts '65, B.S. 

President, Echo Data Services, Inc. (2004) 

James W. Scott, B.A, Ph.D. 

Professor of German, Lebanon Valley College (2003) 

Frank R. Sourbeer 72, B.A. 

President & Chief Executive Officer, Wilsbach 

Distributors, Inc. (2003) 

Janine A. Storti '02 

Student, Lebanon Valley College (2002) 

John A. Synodinos, B.S., M.S.E., L.H.D. 
President Emeritus, Lebanon Valley College (2003) 

The Honorable John Walter '53, B.S., J.D. 
Retired President Judge, Lebanon County Court of 
Common Pleas; Associate, Kreamer Funeral Home, 
Inc. (2004) 

Albertine P. Washington, B.A., P.D. 

Retired Elementary Teacher, Lebanon School District 

(2004) 

Nadine P. Wethington 73, B.S., M.A. 

Quality Consultant, INOVA Health System (2003) 

J. Dennis Williams, B.A., M.Div., D.Min., D.D. 
Retired Pastor, St. John's United Methodist Church 
(2003) 

Samuel A. Willman '67, B.S., M.Com. 
President, Delta Packaging, Inc. (2002) 

Harry B. Yost '62, B.S., J.D., LL.M. 

Attorney & Senior Partner, Appel & Yost (2003) 

EMERITI 

Raymond H. Carr, Ph.B., LL.B., Realtor; Commercial 
and Industrial Developer 

Eugene C. Fish, Esq., B.S., J.D., L.H.D. 
Chairman and President, Peerless Industries, Inc.; 
Chairman of the Board, Eastern Foundry Company; 
Managing Partner, Romeika, Fish and Scheckter 

Eugene R. Geesey '56, B.S. 
Retired, Owner/President, CIB Inc. 

Martin L. Gluntz '53, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. 

Retired Vice President, Technical Services, Hershey 

International Division, Hershey Foods Corporation 

Rev. Thomas W. Guinivan '39, A.B., M.Div., D.D.; 
Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church 

Elaine G. Hackman '52, B.A. 
Retired Business Executive 

Gerald D. Kauffman '44, A.B., M.Div., D.D. 
Officer of the Courts, County of Cumberland; Pastor 
Emeritus, Grace United Methodist Church, Carlisle 

Allan W. Mund, LL.D., D.B.A. 

Retired Chairman of the Board, Ellicott Machine 

Corporation 



Harold S. Peiffer '42, A.B., S.T.M., Th.M., D.D. 
Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church 

Kenneth H. Plummer 

Retired President, E.D. Plummer Sons, Inc. 

F. Allen Rutherford Jr. '37, B.S., LL.D. 
Retired, Ernst & Young C.P.A. 

Daniel L. Shearer '38, A.B., S.T.M., D.D. 
Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church, Central 
Penn Conference 

Morton Spector, L.H.D. 

Treasurer, Design House Kitchens and Appliances, 

LLC 

Elizabeth K. Weisburger '44, B.S., Ph.D., D.Sci. 
Retired Consultant (Chemical Carciogenesis and 
Toxicology), National Cancer Institute 

Harlan R. Wengert, B.S., M.B.A., D.Sci. 

Retired Chairman of the Board, Wengert's Dairy, Inc. 

E.D. Williams Jr., L.H.D. 
Private Investor 

HONORARY 

Suzanne H. Arnold, L.H.D. 
Community Leader and Philanthropist 

Bishop Neil L. Irons, B.A, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D., D.D. 
Bishop, The United Methodist Church 

Anne B. Sweigart, B.S., LL.D., L.H.D., D.P.S. 
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, 
D&E Communications, Inc. 

Bishop Peter D. Weaver, B.A., M.Div., Th.D., D.D., 
LL.D.; Resident Bishop of the Philadelphia Area of 
The United Methodist Church 

ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE 

Stephen H. Roberts '65, Chair 
Samuel A. Willman '67, Vice Chair 
Kristen R. Angstadt 74 
Wesley T. Dellinger 75 
Sheila E. Dow-Ford 
Ross W. Fasick '55 
Darwin G. Glick '58 
A.L. "Jim" Hanford III 
Wendie DiMatteo Holsinger 
John F. Jurasits 
Donald W. Lesher 

G. David Pollick 
Thomas C. Reinhart '58 
Bruce R. Rismiller '59 
Kristie Beth Ritter '04 
James W. Scott 

Glen L. Steinbach 
Janine A. Storti '02 
John A. Synodinos 
David G. Thompson '65 



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